Before being delivered to the European Commission
the topic research reports underwent a two-step quality assurance procedure,
firstly in the form of an internal review within the project team, and
secondly through an external review from the Advisory Group of Experts
(AGE) that was established in the SIBIS work package 6 (on the details
see the SIBIS deliverable 6.1 on the SIBIS website).
As the research and indicator development reports
(i.e. the combined deliverables 2.1 and 2.2 which can be retrieved from
the SIBIS website) are the most important results of the SIBIS work
in the first project year, their results are summarised subsequently,
describing each domain, the major problems and gaps in statistical coverage
and new indicators that were developed.